On June 27, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas enjoined the Department of Labor’s “persuader” rule. The nationwide injunction prevents DOL "on a national basis from implementing any and all aspects of [DOL's persuader rule] pending a final resolution of the merits of this case or until a further order of this Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit or the United States Supreme Court.”
Critics, including this journal, say that buying a franchise is riskier than ever, that the reality of the franchise system is often purposefully and skillfully hidden and that it is easier to fail nowadays once you plunge in.
Inside view of Sacramento capitol dome. photo/KatieCarr
SACRAMENTO—The California state senate voted 23 - 9 late Thursday in favor of SB 610, a bill that strengthens franchisor good faith relations with franchisees. It is now ready for Governor Jerry Brown's signature to become law.
A Dunkin' Donuts shop in a Connecticut town. Photo by bmm
WASHINGTON – Franchise lobbying groups say they are pleased that Connecticut has decided to reject the Act Concerning Low Wage Employers, House Bill 5069. The bill would have required companies with over 500 employees to pay 130 percent of the state minimum wage.